John Kerry, Surrogate In Chief

In a nutshell: “Over the past several weeks there has been perhaps no better surrogate for Barack Obama than Senator John Kerry.”

In the past week alone, Kerry delivered a major address on counterterrorism in which he systematically ripped apart John McCain’s foreign policy depth and understanding. He took to the airwaves to defend Obama against charges of celebrity, before turning in a highly praised performance on Meet the Press against Democrat turned Democratic-thorn Joseph Lieberman. All of which was topped off by Kerry’s MC-ing at Obama’s birthday party in Boston, where he delivered the most memorable line of the night:

“I don’t know if you know this,” said the Massachusetts Democrat. “John McCain is looking for someone for vice president who has more economic expertise than he does. So congratulations to all of you, you’re on the short list.”

The toughness, campaign experience, and media and political savvy has members of Obama’s team gushing with gratefulness over having Kerry as a political henchman.

Incase you missed the speech that Sam Stein is talking about in his HuffPo piece quoted above, the text of Kerry’s speech is available here. As for Kerry being the Surrogate In Chief for Obama, Stein is on the money… Read the rest of his piece here

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6 Responses to John Kerry, Surrogate In Chief

  1. John Stone says:

    As I have said many times before, John Kerry is the greatest!
    I only wish he was now running for his second term as President!

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  3. coldH2Owi says:

    You are correct, however, Sen. Kerry did himself no favors by not supporting Wesley Clark’s absolutely true analysis of McSame’s time in a prison camp.¬† This whole band of brothers thing gets under my skin.

  4. coldH2Owi

    My guess is that Wes Clark understood where Kerry was coming from and took it much better than the netroots did.

  5. It’s just too bad that Senator Kerry did not exhibit the same “take off the gloves” behavior in 2004.¬† If he had reacted to the GOP’s mud slinging (ala. “swift-boating”), he would be president today.¬† Remember to the far right the end always justifies the means.As an example, I was shocked to see Karl Rove as a guest on the Bill O’Reily show two nights ago.¬† By not responding to a congression supena by the Judicial Committee, Rove is in contempt of court and may eventually be jailed.¬†¬†Do the likes of Hennity, O’Reily and Limbough have no shame?¬†¬† Obama is going to have to get down in the gutter with them the rest of the way, if he intends on winning.¬† Recent polls indicate that “McBush” is narrowing the gap–which proves beyond any doubt that we are¬†still witnessing the dumbing down of America.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Buzz

  6. Indie Liberal says:

    Kerry did not belittle Clark in anyway. He was there to be a surrogate for Obama, not a surrogate for Clark.And to people who still dump on him for not “taking the gloves off,” He did, did the media show you coverage of his response to the liars at the Firefighters Convention or the fact that he challenged Bush? No, but it’s amazing that people still let them off the hook anyway.And¬†how come no one is asking where were the Democrats when the Swifties made their rounds? I noticed that they and the media are still getting free passes while only Kerry gets blame. Kerry is doing for Obama what Dems should have done for him in 04 and it’s still too bad that Obama supporters dump on him rather than showing respect for his top surrogate.Luckilly opinions aren’t facts.¬†Thankfully Obama knows who the real deal is. The Huff Po article speaks for itself period